Musée des Alpilles


An engaging little museum chronicling the area’s rich heritage, with fossils, dinosaur remains and other archaeological curiosities, as well as displays exploring the town's connections with van Gogh and Cubist artist Albert Gleizes, who was born in St-Rémy.

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